Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sun Dried Tomato and Artichoke Heart Pasta (SCD/GAPS/Paleo)

I've been on a total zoodle kick. Today I used them in a dish I usually prepare with brown rice pasta, and the zoodles (adorably named by Jen) were a perfect substitute!  And this meal comes together quickly, like 10 minutes- no joke!  As someone with IBD, I have a very hard time digesting brown rice pasta (all grains really) which is why I wanted to make it SCD.  This dish was very filling and extremely satisfying, and I felt so light and peaceful.  No digestive distress.  If you haven't used zucchini yet for the noodle factor, you should because they are awesome. 
Salud!
Sun Dried Tomato and Artichoke Heart Pasta 
GAPS, SCD, Paleo, Vegan

Ingredients:
-1/2 cup chopped onion (red or yellow)
-1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
-1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes (confirm ingredients) 
-1 6.5 ounce jar of marinated artichoke hearts (confirm ingredients) 
-2 cups fresh organic spinach 
-4 medium peeled and trimmed zucchinis 
-1 1/2 teaspoons garlic granules (or 3 fresh garlic cloves, minced)
-Oil of choice 
-1 teaspoon dried basil 
-Optional: red pepper flakes and black pepper 

How To:
1.  In a large saute pan, add in some oil and heat on medium low
2.  Add onions, olives, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and garlic granules, and saute for a few minutes
3.  Add in spinach and saute until slightly wilted 
4.  Add in zucchini noodles and saute for just a couple of minutes 
5.  Remove from heat, add in dried basil and optional red pepper flakes and black pepper, and a few fresh spinach leaves for garnish

Notes:
*I use this gadget to get the zucchini to look like pasta noodles.
*Or this awesome julienne peeler works great too.

36 comments:

  1. Awesome! I can't wait to try this!

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    1. Thanks Vicky,

      I thought this one might catch your eye! I know you'll love it!

      Have a great weekend!

      Hugs,
      --Amber

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  2. Yum! I have been craving artichokes. I am pinning this one.

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    1. That's so funny. I was also craving artichokes and that's what prompted me to make this dish. Love them! Also just love them in a dip. I am working on a vegan spinach and artichoke dip. I seriously miss this!

      Hugs,
      --Amber

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  3. Zoodles! What a great name! I still call them zucchini noodles, but I think they are a great pasta alternative.:)

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    1. Thanks Janet! They are too fun - and so yummy :-)

      Have a great weekend.

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  4. Oh my! This looks so delicious. I have been loving your versions of zoodles!

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    1. Thanks Natalie! I hope you get to try them soon. You can really mix them with anything.

      Be Well,
      --Amber

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  5. This looks incredible! I plan on making this within the next few days, that's for sure!

    Thank you for the recipe,

    Grandma Kat
    XOXOXOXOXO

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    1. My pleasure and please let me know how you like them!

      Be Well,
      --Amber

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    2. This looks incredibly good, Amber! And I know exactly what you mean about it being light yet filling and satisfying. Such meals are gifts to our digestive systems and well being. :-)

      xo,
      Shirley

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  6. Absolutely fabulous and super easy recipe Amber! I had that cool gadget back in my college days and loved it. I think a trip to a kitchen store is in order for this weekend to go find a new and improved one. I need to start making zoodles again :)

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    1. Hi Laura,

      Thanks so much friend! Don't you just love the Titan! It's my fave!!

      Hugs,
      --Amber

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great Spring week end and come back to see me real soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. My pleasure Miz. Helen! Have a great weekend.

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  8. Thanks for sharing on Ricki's Wellness Weekend where I found your healthy, delicious recipe.

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    1. Hi There Gretchen,

      Ricki's link party is one of my absolute favorites! Every recipe is in-line with my cooking style so I just love all the submissions. Thanks for stopping! Have a great weekend.

      Be Well,
      --Amber

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  9. What a delicious looking pasta and so simple! Great recipe!

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  10. This looks really good. I've had zoodles (love the name) in raw dishes, like raw Pad Thai, but not in a vegan dish. This looks wonderful. Thank you.

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    1. Oooo, zoodles in Pad Thai sounds amazing!! I'll have to try that one. I didn't even think about Asian Cuisine with these. Thank you for the inspiration!!!

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  11. This looks lovely, and I love the name zoodles too! (Wasn't there an old jingle that zoodles are animal noodles? Or something like that?)

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food at Momtrends.com!

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    1. Ha ha, perhaps. I love that name too! Thanks to my blogging friend Jen. So cleaver.

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  12. Hi, please link back to Allergy Friendly Friday, so I can feature this tomorrow!

    all best,

    Cybele

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    1. Oh my goodness, I don't know how I missed that! But thank you for the reminder.

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  13. Also, let's do a link swap? I'm adding you to my blog roll. All best,

    Cybele

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  14. Yum! With all those sun dried tomatoes and that delicious combo you're making me hungry! I'd love for you to share the recipe at Whole Foods Recipe Wednesday!

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    1. Hi Katie,

      Sure thing! Have a great day.

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  15. Are you artichoke hearts in oil because I can only buy them in water? If so, I'm guessing I will have to add more oil to the mix? What do you suggest?

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    1. Hi Vicky,

      Yeah, they are in oil, but I drain them off pretty good, so there's not much oil going into the recipe. I would add in a little extra oil from the sun dried tomatoes if you're needed of some moisture. But I think you're good. :-)

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    2. My sun dried tomatoes aren't in oil either - I might marinate the artichokes ...thanks.. can't wait for Sunday dinner!!!

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    3. Can't wait to see what you come up with Vicky. I'm sure it will be amazing!! :-)

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  16. This looks like yummy, savoury goodness! I want to try this.

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